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Balancing Chinese Five Elements in Massage Therapy


From the perspective of the Chinese Five Elements, the body is not separate from nature. The components of the natural world, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Fire Elements are alive in each of us. The path to health and well-being is in the cultivation of balance of the Elements within. As massage therapists, we can deepen our work with clients by learning to recognize the signs of imbalance and the tools to for bringing each Element back to balance.  


In Integrating Chinese Five Elements into Massage, you will:


  • Learn the function of each Element in creating physical, emotional and spiritual well-being
  • Understand the stress factors, both internal and external, which lead to an Element's imbalance, and the signs and symptoms of its imbalance
  • Discover how to use acupressure points, meridian pathways, essential oils and herbs to bring each Element into balance
  • Ground your approach to your work with clients in an Integrative Intake which addresses the whole person including their physical, emotional and spiritual issues
  • Cultivate self-care and embodiment practices that will enable you to bring deeper presence into your work and create deeper results with your clients
  • Receive 25 CEUs approved by the National Certifcation Board in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork


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Balancing Chinese Five Elements in Massage Therapy

From the perspective of the Chinese Five Elements, the body is not separate from nature. The components of the natural world, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Fire Elements are alive in each of us. The path to health and well-being is in the cultivation of balance of the Elements within. As massage therapists, we can deepen our work with clients by learning to recognize the signs of imbalance and the tools to for bringing each Element back to balance.  


In Integrating Chinese Five Elements into Massage, you will:


  • learn the function of each Element in creating physical, emotional and spiritual well-being
  • understand the stress factors, both internal and external, which lead to an Element's imbalance, and the signs and symptoms of its imbalance
  • discover how to use acupressure points, meridian pathways, essential oils and herbs to bring each Element into balance
  • ground your approach to your work with clients in an Integrative Intake which addresses the whole person including their physical, emotional and spiritual issues
  • cultivate self-care and embodiment practices that will enable you to bring deeper presence into your work and create deeper results with your clients
  • receive 25 CEUs approved by the National Certification Board in Therapeutic Massage an


6 payments of $106/month

Balancing Chinese Five Elements in Massage Therapy

From the perspective of the Chinese Five Elements, the body is not separate from nature. The components of the natural world, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Fire Elements are alive in each of us. The path to health and well-being is in the cultivation of balance of the Elements within. As massage therapists, we can deepen our work with clients by learning to recognize the signs of imbalance and the tools to for bringing each Element back to balance.  


In Integrating Chinese Five Elements into Massage, you will:


  • learn the function of each Element in creating physical, emotional and spiritual well-being
  • understand the stress factors, both internal and external, which lead to an Element's imbalance, and the signs and symptoms of its imbalance
  • discover how to use acupressure points, meridian pathways, essential oils and herbs to bring each Element into balance
  • ground your approach to your work with clients in an Integrative Intake which addresses the whole person including their physical, emotional and spiritual issues
  • cultivate self-care and embodiment practices that will enable you to bring deeper presence into your work and create deeper results with your clients
  • receive 25 CEUs approved by the National Certification Board in Therapeutic Massage an


About Raizelah Bayen,

NCBTMB Approved CEU Provider

With a passion for learning, Raizelah was certified in Integrative Massage in 1991, and never stopped taking classes in the healing arts. She later trained and certified in Eastern Massage and Acupressure, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Chinese and Western Herbology, Aroma Acupoint Therapy and Yoga instruction.  

Most naturally, Raizelah began to weave together the modalities she studied, in her work, developing a unique style of Integrative Health Care that combines hands-on Meridian Massage and Aroma Acupressure, and home care regimes of essential oils, herbs and yoga poses to address client complaints. Her hands-on work was informed by her own practices in mindfulness and embodiment, the foundational ground for her work and life.

Early in Raizelah’s career, she discovered her love for teaching. She first started teaching massage in 1998, at Twin Lakes School of the Healing Arts in Santa Cruz, and followed that with 15 years as a core instructor at the Sebastopol Massage School. Concurrently, Raizelah developed and trained massage therapists in continuing education in spa settings. Her integrative approach was also the foundation of a series of wellness workshops she has offered over the past 15 years.

In 2020, Raizelah took a professional leap to fulfill her dream of opening a massage school. Open Pathways Institute for Integrative Massage is the fulfillment of this dream. Her passion is to support Massage Therapists who envision expanding into Integrative Health Care, weavers of hands-on healing with herbs and aromatherapy, all informed by the principles of Chinese Medicine, to provide in-depth and holistic care for their clients. Her classes include Eastern massage modalities, Chinese Medicinal Theory and Practices, Aroma Acupressure, Herbal Formulation and more.